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Wikipedia has an interesting paragraph on how praziquantel (one of the active ingredients in General Cure/ParaCleanse) works. It says it paralyzes parasites such as flatworms, flukes, and tapeworms. Afterwards, the dying worm may get destroyed by the immune system, digested, or expelled.

In humans, the Mayo Clinic says, "Praziquantel works by causing severe spasms and paralysis of the worms' muscles. Some kinds of worms are then passed in the stool. However, you may not notice them since they are sometimes completely destroyed in the bowels."

The other active ingredient in General Cure/ParaCleanse is metronidazole. It apparently does kill (not just paralyze) bacteria and protozoans (see source).

P.S. For those of you who are new to General Cure/ParaCleanse, those medications do not kill worm eggs, so 2-3 weeks after the first treatment, re-dose the medication again to ensure that any newborn worms that hatched are also treated.

Edited by Irene
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